Republican's wakes up to Trump victory. As Ted Cruz's sudden exit from the 2016 race Tuesday night following a devastating loss in Indiana all but brought to a halt the hard-fough battle for the GOP nomination, virtually ensuring Trump will garner the 1,237 delegates needed before the Republican convention this summer.
Now, a party fractured by more than a year of campaigning, personal insults and threats of third-party runs has to figure out how to move forward.
From congressional leaders to top donors to veteran strategists, the GOP establishment has been deeply skeptical of Trump's candidacy and motives. As Trump began to amass delegates and gain momentum, his feud with his GOP rivals grew increasingly acrimonious and the "Never Trump" campaign -- a rare inter-party movement aimed at stopping its own front-runner -- failed.